FAQs about your First Appointment

Please bring the following items with you to your appointment:

  • Dental Insurance Card (if applicable)
  • Patient Health History Form
  • List of medication and medical conditions (if any) and their related scans and reports
  • Any referral form/letter from another referring surgeon/physician

@ Manaswa we strive to document every patient who have visited us for any treatment.

On arrival you will have to compulsorily register yourself at the reception area by filling A NEW REGISTRATION FORM that has an implied consent for consultation examination and documentation of your general and oral health conditions.

A COVID DECLARATION FORM will be filled by the patient along with the registration form.

Every patient is different and treatment should be customised to each of you. A minimum of 15mins-30mins will be allocated for every person on an average.

Appointment time provided to you is approximate. It is the time to report and not necessarily the time of examination. Examinations can be delayed due to several reasons. We try our best to maintain the time, in case of delay kindly bear with us.

At your first appointment we will perform a complete oral examination and take necessary images/xrays. During your consultation we will review all your treatment options and discuss a treatment plan customized especially for you.

Surgery/procedure can be performed the same day as your consultation. However a complex medical condition or history may require further evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.

Only patient is allowed to be in the operatory suring an active procedure; patents attenders are requested to wait at the reception area.

If the patient is under 18yrs old, we do require a parent or legal guardian to be present throughout the consultation and/or procedure.

A healthy adult with no pre existing co-morbidities/ episodes of medical condition in the recent past can be taken up for any invasive procedure with the verbal consent. If a pre existing medical condition persists, then blood tests are mandatory for any invasive procedures.

Always alert us if you may think there could be an underlying problem(diabetes mellitus, hyper/hypotension, hyper/hypothyroidism, valve replacement surgeries, CABG, rheumatic fever, any skin disorders, any disabilities, intellectually compromised patients, any joint problem etc as every condition has drugs that have an effect on the medications prescribed by us.

FAQS on General Dentistry

  • ALWAYS remember to brush your teeth at least two times a day, and floss at least once!
  • Make sure to use toothpaste that contains fluoride, and ask your dentist if you need a fluoride rinse. This will help prevent cavities.
  • Avoid foods with a lot of sugar (sugar increases the number of bacteria that grows in your mouth causing more plaque and possibly cavities) and avoid tobacco (this can stain your teeth, cause gum disease, and eventually lead to oral cancer).
  • Don't be afraid to brush your tongue! By brushing your tongue, you will remove food particles and reduce the amount of plaque-causing bacteria. Tongue brushing also helps keep your breath fresh.
  • Be sure to schedule your routine check-up. It is recommended that you visit the dentist every six months.

The American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children first see a dentist as early as six months of age and no later than one year of age. During this time, your child's baby teeth will be coming in and your dentist can examine the health of your child's first few teeth. After the first visit, be sure to schedule regular check-ups every six months.

Children, teens, and adults should all see the dentist for a regular check-up at least once every six months. Patients who are at a greater risk for oral cancer or gum disease may be required to see the dentist more than just twice a year. Your doctor will help determine how often you should visit the dentist for regular check-ups.

According to your dentist and the American Dental Association, you should brush your teeth at least two times a day. Brushing keeps your teeth, gums, and mouth clean and healthy by removing bacteria-causing plaque. It is also recommended that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste that contains fluoride when you brush your teeth. You should spend at least a minute on the top teeth and a minute on the bottom teeth, and remember to brush your tongue; it will help keep your breath smelling fresh!

Your toothbrush will eventually wear out, especially if you are brushing your teeth twice a day for two to three minutes each time. Your dentist recommends that adults and children change their toothbrush every three months.

If you are using an electric toothbrush, be sure to read the directions because you may not need to change toothbrush heads as frequently. Patients with gum disease are encouraged to change their toothbrush every four to six weeks to keep any bacteria from spreading. After brushing, rinse your toothbrush with hot water to kill germs and keep the bristles clean. If you've been sick, be sure to change your toothbrush as soon as possible.

Yes! In fact, it's even more important that patients receiving orthodontic treatment visit their dentist regularly. With braces, food may be caught in places that your toothbrush can't reach. This causes bacteria to build up and can lead to cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. Your dentist will work closely with your orthodontist to make sure that your teeth stay clean and healthy while wearing braces.

Simply call our practice! Our front desk staff will be happy to help schedule your next dental check-up at your convenience. If you are a new patient, please let us know and we will provide you with all the information you need for your first dental visit.

  • Ask your doctor for an early appointment so that you get your day off for rest.
  • Have a good meal prior to tooth removal
  • Do not smoke/drink for a week prior to tooth removal.
  • Tell your doctor about your medical conditions (if any) and carry along your regular medications that you are taking, on your first visit itself.
  • Always carry your health records if you have been operated for any condition recently.
  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any medicines.
  • Tell about your recent vaccinations/hospitalization to your doctor if any
  • Reschedule your appointment if you have severe cold/cough/fever/vomiting/diarrhoea.

Yes! Usually the dentists or surgeons will give you few medicines AFTER TOOTH REMOVAL-

  • Antibiotics
  • Drugs to reduce pain
  • Drugs to reduce swelling
  • Antacids(to reduce acidity due to the above drugs)
  • Mouthwashes

Sometimes in patients with any cardiac/ medically compromised condition, your doctor might give medicines prior to tooth removal.

The dentist usually keeps a cotton roll/gauze in the place where the tooth has been removed.

  • Bite on that cotton roll/gauze for 30-45 mins after tooth removal. This pressure allows the bleeding to stop and blood to clot.
  • Remove the cotton roll after 40 mins and consume a cold food(Ice cream/cold juice)
  • Take your first dose of tablets for pain before the Injection effect wears off(within 1 hour after tooth removal)
  • Do not use straw while drinking fluids or spit/ rinse your mouth vigorously for the rest of the day.
  • Take adequate rest. Do not exercise/gym for that day; as any stress can increase the bleeding from the site of tooth removal.
  • Consume only soft and cold diet for another 3-4 day.
  • Do not smoke/ drink for another 2-3 weeks after tooth removal.
  • A gentle rinse with Luke- warm water and ½ teaspoon salt 24 hrs after tooth removal is advisable. It keeps the mouth clean and helps in better healing.
  • If your doctor has used resorbable stitches, they may take 2-3 weeks to dissolve. If they are non-resorbable, an appointment needs to be scheduled for their removal 5-7 days later.
  • Anaesthesia is a temporary induced state with relief from pain (analgesia), muscle relaxation (paralysis) and loss of memory(amnesia) and unconsciousness, used in field of medicine / surgery/ dentistry.
  • Sedation is a type of anaesthesia to create a state of calm and sleep, without the loss of consciousness.
Prior to General anaesthesia, you refrain from eating from the midnight of day of surgery. If the surgery is scheduled late in the day, a light breakfast is recommended. A minimum of 6 hours before surgery, you will be empty on stomach.
Regarding your medications prior to surgery, your doctor or anaesthesiologist is to be consulted. Certain medications could be asked to be stopped while some may be continued. Do not ignore and follow due instructions as given by your doctor.
  • After surgery you will be taken to PACU (post anaesthesia care unit) or recovery room, where the anaesthetist and surgeon monitor your basic vitals and your recovery from anaesthesia very closely. You might be held here for 30-40 mins after which you will be shifted to your ward.
  • Certain surgeries like cardiac/ high risk surgeries, patient might be shifted to ICU(intensive care unit) from the PACU or CCU( Cardiac Care Unit). In infants or babies, the usually shift to NICU( Neonatal ICU) for progressive continued monitoring and care.